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By JUSTIN FERGUSON
Before the Gold Cup Final in Chicago takes center stage on Sunday, fans can get their soccer fix on Saturday with some high-quality matchups in Europe and Liga MX.
The most prestigious of the day’s matches will be in Germany, where Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund square off for their country’s Super Cup. Bayern will look to build off of last year’s treble with their first trophy of the 2013-14 campaign in this rematch of May’s UEFA Champions League Final. In last season’s edition of the Super Cup, Bayern raced out to a hot start and defeated then-defending league champions Dortmund 2-1.
A few more global powers will battle in preseason action on Saturday. AC Milan and Valencia will kick off the International Champions Cup at the Estadio Mestalla, the only non-American venue in this eight-team preseason tournament. While that match gets underway, Paris Saint-Germain and Real Madrid face off in a star-studded friendly in Sweden. It will be the first test as Real Madrid manager for Carlo Ancelotti, who left PSG for Real Madrid earlier this summer.
Although the headline Liga MX match for this weekend, Club America vs. Club Tijuana, was postponed until October, there are still a few matches that should catch the fans’ eyes. Fresh off last week’s 1-0 win at Toluca, Pachuca will host Tigres UANL, who are playing in their first match of the campaign. Chivas de Guadalajara will also kick off their Apertura season on the road, facing a Chiapas side that drew with Veracruz last week.
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Enjoy the action (Today’s TV schedule is after the jump):
9:30am – beIN Sport en Español – Hamburger SV vs Inter Milan
11:15am – beIN Sport – Leicester City vs Monaco
1pm – beIN Sport es Español – Vålerenga vs Barcelona
2pm – Fox Soccer Channel – AC Milan vs Valencia
2pm – beIN Sport – PSG vs Real Madrid
2:30pm – GolTV – Borussia Dortmund vs Bayern München – German Super Cup Final
7pm – MLS Direct Kick – Montreal Impact vs Sporting Kansas City
7pm – Univision Deportes – Whitecaps vs Philadelphia Union
7pm – MLS Direct Kick – New York Red Bulls vs Real Salt Lake
7pm – MLS Direct Kick – DC United vs New England
7pm – ESPN2 – Colorado Rapids vs Los Angeles Galaxy
8pm – UniMás – Monterrey vs Puebla
8pm – Univision Deportes – Pachuca vs Tigres UANL
9pm – NBC Sports Network – Houston Dynamo vs Chicago Fire
10pm – Univision Deportes – Chiapas vs Chivas de Guadalajara
10:30pm – MLS Direct Kick – SJ Earthquakes vs Portland Timbers